February 15, 2015: First Black Female Judge on Wayne County Circuit Court / Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History

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We continue our celebration of Detroit’s black history when Lucile A. Watts, first African-American female judge on the Wayne County Circuit Court, joins us for a conversation about her history-making election to the Court.

Watch Judge Watt's segment here:

 

 

Kim Trent takes a look back at important moments in Detroit’s black history, featuring Dizzy Gillespie and The Paradise Theatre, Sidney Barthwell, and Marie Farrell Donaldson.

Watch Kim's segment here:

 

 

Plus, Detroit is home to the largest museum dedicated to the African-American experience.  Museum Vice Presidents LaNesha DeBardelaben and Paul A. Rogers, plus singer Thornetta Davis join us to share what the museum is doing for Black History Month and for its 50th anniversary this year. 

Watch the Wright Museum's segment here:

 

View the full episode here:

 

For more information about our guests:

On This Day Detroit     

Charles H. Wright Museum

Thornetta Davis-Anderson  

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